Afton Street Grassland

Small grassland within Afton Street Conservation Reserve. Includes 25 regionally significant indigenous species.

Main photo: City views and a pleasant trail
2: Hard to love a locked-away grassland
3: Predator proofing overkill
4: Views across the Maribyrnong valley

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Notes: Good views over the Maribyrnong river valley from the low hill here, including the former ammunition factory (likely to be developed for housing). Formal and informal walking paths wind around the hill and escarpment and down to the water's edge, although small gravel pits and chain wire fences may impede access. The Maribyrnong River Trail continues on to Steele Creek to the north.
Key features: The hill contains a shrubby grassland with remnant Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), spear grasses (Austrostipa species), Cottony Fireweed (Senecio quadridentatus), Flax-lilies (Dianella species) and others.
Status: Extant
Address: Essendon West VIC
Area (ha): 0.526035915
Lattidude (decimal): -37.75848345
Longitude (decimal): 144.8859978
Location: -37.761109, 144.888742
Contributors: BC
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